Swearing In A Movie Preview

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Aug 3, 2008

Swearing In A Movie Preview by science at 4:44 AM (1,795 Views / 0 Likes) 17 replies

  1. science
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    So I went and saw Step Brothers with my girlfriend a few days ago, and there was a preview for Pineapple Express, and everyone was laughing, and then out of nowhere, some woman said 'fuck' in the preview. I was like 'What the fuck, they can say that in a preview?' and my girlfriend suggested since we were seeing a movie rated 14A, they were able to play that. It still didn't seem right to me. What do you guys think? Would you be surprised to hear swearing during a preview? Should they be able to swear in movie previews?
     
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    Isn't Step Brothers rated R? I think if the movie that comes after the preview is rated equal or higher they should be able to. But if they were playing the trailer before WALL-E for example, it shouldn't be allowed.
     
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    Previews are rated too, maybe the preview you watched was for mature audiences. I know for a fact that none of the T.V. commercials for Step Brothers has any swearing.
     
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    Of course it should be allowed, you we're going to see a movie where it is rated so they can say fuck any time they want.

    What are you, a member of Mothers Against Canada? (whoever gets the reference first wins a prize)
     
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    (M.A.D.D ? (Mothers against drunk driving))

    Ahh, yeah i went to see step brothers with my brothers and their friends and i heard this preview as well. But i agree, if the movie was wall-e it wouldnt be acceptable but due to the circumstances, it was acceptable. If there were younger children in there during that movie then it was the parent's fault not the movie theater's or "They who make/rate movie previews".

    Oh yeah, this is my first post [​IMG]
     
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    Not sure but is it South Park?
    Or the Movie? Not sure... [​IMG]
    Then they find out the little weirdo baby is canadian? not sure...

    EDIT: Yup, it was the mvie, when cartman lit his fart on fire and blamed the movie...
     
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    That's it!

    You win today's no-prize (yay for more references)
     
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    Yay! I got a no-prize!
     
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    You get something else if you get that reference
     
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    I dun think that it should be allowed at any movie, cuz like if its 14 + or w/e, kids can still get in if escorted by adult or something.
     
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    The movie they are seeing has far more swearing than the preview.
     
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    Its just like TV, once its really late you start getting all the Phone Sex adverts, i guarantee they wouldnt be played during children shows at daytime.
     
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    After seeing The Dark Knight I don't think ratings count for anything anymore. Couldn't believe it when I found out that was a 12A [​IMG]

    The actual swearing isn't that much of an issue to me, although I think that might be due to them being a bit more lenient with regards to sweaing on TV and stuff. Dunno what it's like in Canada/America though (although I've heard that they are quite strict with swearing on TV). I suspect that the only word likely to cause some sort of offense here would and needing a higher rating would be cunt.
     
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    Kids say "fuck" all the time. I shouldn't really matter if its a 13 and up movie. If it was Toy Story or something that would be a little odd, but teenagers say "fuck" all the time, so If they hear it in a movie it doesn't really matter.
     
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    You got it!

    I'm a pretty big marvel nerd haha

    ok Im done with semi-obscure references for now
     
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    Are those things really strict like that?
    I couldn't care less if someone says fuck in a movie preview, and if the theater is full of 6-16 year olds..And nobody cares over here in Croatia..

    We have movie previews with such words as fuck, motherfucker, shit, asshole etc. before movies like KungFu Panda, or Chronicles of Narnia.....Ratings over here means literally NOTHING!!
     

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